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Five animated films that will melt your heart

These animated movies that will make you think about the society we live in

brunch Updated: May 05, 2018 21:00 IST
Veenu Singh
Veenu Singh
Hindustan Times
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These films have social messages that we need in our society

1. Maacher Jhol - The Fish Curry (2017)

Director: Abhishek Verma

Maacher Jhol

This film tries to explore the theme of sexual acceptance and identity through food. Lalit is in love with his room partner and in order to seek parental acceptance, he cooks his father’s favourite dish – maacher jhol (fish curry). The film won Best Animation in 2018 at the recently announced National Awards.

2. Good Morning Mumbai! (2011)

Directors: Rajesh Thakare and Troy Vasanth

Good morning Mumbai!

Based on the slum dwellers of Mumbai, this 13-minute film addresses the issues of sanitation and slum dwellers. It brings out the eccentricities of the city and reveals details of their life in a humorous fashion.

3. Chasni - The Sugar Syrup (2014)

Director: Abhishek Verma


How often have you come across an acid attack victim? Have you ever tried to spend some time with them or understand what they go through? This movie deals with acid attack victims without portraying any violence or aggression, and the plight of the victim is brought forth against a poignant backdrop.

4. Fakir (2013)

Director: Varun Nair


It’s all about fighting for basic necessities for some people. Fakir is an animated film that showcases a hungry poor man’s quest to find food through somewhat quirky and self-made ways. It is bound to melt your heart and touch a chord.

5. Take Me Home (2014)

Director: Nair Archawattana

Take Me Home.

Whether you are a pet lover or not, the tactics by a puppy to get adopted are bound to move you and perhaps make you a dog person! The film underlines the fact that love and attention are two things that everyone yearns for and this need to be loved is not just in humans but in animals too.

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First Published: May 05, 2018 20:59 IST

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